Benedict Tompkins: ‘Repugnant’ committee pursuing female lawyer must go

Barrister Benedict Tompkins writes:

Kathryn Beck
President, New Zealand Law Society

Subject: National Standards Committee investigation into comments made by Catriona MacLennan

I am an enrolled barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. I am also called to the Bar of England and Wales, and practice as a barrister from Chambers in London.

I write about the National Standards Committee investigation into comments made by a barrister, Catriona MacLennan, to the New Zealand Herald.

The Committee’s decision to commence and proceed with that investigation is repugnant.

For the reasons below, I ask that your Board remove the convenor and members of the National Standards Committee in question from office.

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